The hunt for the Salado white slip continues…
Last Saturday I hiked over 9 miles, a good deal of the way with a pack full of clay, to get what I suspect to be Bentonite clay from the Sacaton Wash area of the San Pedro Valley. I have used this clay before years ago, so I know what it’s like, but now I’m going to see how it performs with vegetal paint.
While I was out there, I climbed a small unnamed hill to look around and found a prehistoric shrine, a large pile of rocks with pottery shards associated, one was definitely Hohokam.
I also went to Phoenix this weekend to some volcanic ash, so with these two and the volcanic ash from A Mountain I collected a couple of weeks ago, I should have something that works in the next few days. I have most of this week off so I will be working hard to get this Salado Polychrome dilemma ironed out.